Category: Europe

UK: Nando’s halal call

| 17/08/2011 | Reply
UK: Nando’s halal call

A PETITION has been set up to add halal meat to the menu at the new Nando’s restaurant in Peterborough city centre.

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UK: Middle Eastern visitors favour Westfield London

| 16/08/2011 | Reply
UK: Middle Eastern visitors favour Westfield London

July has seen a large influx of Middle Eastern shoppers to Westfield London shopping centre, while retailers have reported uplift in Middle Eastern customers mainly from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, including members of Gulf Royal families as regular Westfield London visitors.

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Opinion: Turn off social networks in times of crisis?

| 14/08/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Turn off social networks in times of crisis?

Amidst widespread calls from MPs, David Cameron has pledged to investigate the possibility of turning off social networks during times of crisis, lumping Britain in with some rather unsavory company.

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Opinion: Legacy of a society that believes in nothing

| 13/08/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Legacy of a society that believes in nothing

All the main religions are unshakeable when it comes to self-evident truths about right and wrong; about stealing, harming others, coveting goods, instant gratification and so on.

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Opinion: The moral decay of UK society is as bad at the top as the bottom

| 12/08/2011 | Reply
Opinion: The moral decay of UK society is as bad at the top as the bottom

Criminality in our streets cannot be dissociated from the moral disintegration in the highest ranks of modern British society. The last two decades have seen a terrifying decline in standards among the British governing elite. It has become acceptable for our politicians to lie and to cheat. An almost universal culture of selfishness and greed has grown up.

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France: Quick Keeps Halal Branches Open till Midnight for Ramadan

| 11/08/2011 | Reply
France: Quick Keeps Halal Branches Open till Midnight for Ramadan

Since 1 August, halal branches of Quick restaurants, France’s leading fastfood chain, have extended their business hours from 10 PM until midnight to accommodate their Muslim customers who have to wait until after sunset to eat. This is a first for Quick, which had not adjusted its business hours in previous years.

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Opinion: What turns people into looters?

| 11/08/2011 | Reply
Opinion: What turns people into looters?

Many in the UK are reeling after days of images of brazen thefts and wanton damage during the riots, but just where is the tipping point when people think they can start looting?

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UK: Heler’s Halal accreditation for cheese opens exports door

| 11/08/2011 | Reply
UK: Heler’s Halal accreditation for cheese opens exports door

CHESHIRE based cheese-maker Joseph Heler has opened a door to a wider export market by gaining Halal accreditation. Apart from making their cheese available to the British Muslim community, the company says it can now look at markets in Asia and worldwide.

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Opinion: As London Explodes in Riots, There Is a Context That Can’t Be Ignored: Brutal Cuts and Enforced Austerity Measures

| 10/08/2011 | Reply
Opinion: As London Explodes in Riots, There Is a Context That Can’t Be Ignored: Brutal Cuts and Enforced Austerity Measures

Images of burning buildings, cars aflame and stripped-out shops may provide spectacular fodder for a restless media, ever hungry for new stories and fresh groups to demonise, but we will understand nothing of these events if we ignore the history and the context in which they occur.

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Opinion: Let them wear Gucci

| 10/08/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Let them wear Gucci

We are in a bubble where we have become accustomed to spending what we can, consuming what we have and coveting what we don’t have. However, there is now but a palpable sense of fear. People are threatened by a sense of impending economic collapse, knowing that the politicians will not, indeed, cannot protect them – on the contrary – they have already betrayed them time and again.

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Halal food market is estimated at US$500 billion per year

| 09/08/2011 | Reply
Halal food market is estimated at US$500 billion per year

An overview on Halal in France, Russia, USA, UK and Europe. As numbers grow, Muslims continue to maintain purchasing habits that align with their Islamic faith. Muslims want to be able to look at a product and see a recognizable Halal logo. There is an increasing demand for products that are inclusive.

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France: Possible French parliamentary debate on Halal meats?

| 09/08/2011 | Reply
France: Possible French parliamentary debate on Halal meats?

Eight French municipal representatives have made a request for a parliamentary commission on the halal meat market following a polemical documentary aired by Canal + at the beginning of the month of Ramadan.

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Turkey: Certified Halal Food Sector’s 2nd Meeting in Turkey

| 09/08/2011 | Reply
Turkey: Certified Halal Food Sector’s 2nd Meeting in Turkey

2nd Halal and Healthy Products Fair, its only example in Turkey, will be held at the CNR Expo Istanbul on 13-16 October 2011. The 4th International Halal and Nutricious Food Conference “Importance of a global single standard for increasing Halal food trade” will also be held during the event.

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France: No longer niche, Halal food finds mass market

| 06/08/2011 | Reply
France: No longer niche, Halal food finds mass market

French retailers and food manufacturers are realizing there’s money to be made by embracing halal, food produced according to Islamic law. Though sales tend to spike during Ramadan, halal is very much a year-round market.

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UK: Stunning Arguments

| 05/08/2011 | Reply
UK: Stunning Arguments

When it comes to halal, it’s all about trust, according to some in the trade, but with a lack of labelling and the constant debate over stunning, that trust might be hard to come by.

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France: Clamour for health drives French chilled foods

| 05/08/2011 | Reply
France: Clamour for health drives French chilled foods

Chilled processed food was one of the best performers within the broader French packaged food market in both value and volume terms in 2010. Sales were underpinned by strong demand for natural products beneficial to health and wellbeing, combined with increased innovation and consumers eating in more regularly.

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UK: New Company, Jealous, Launches Halal Sweet Range For All

| 05/08/2011 | Reply
UK: New Company, Jealous, Launches Halal Sweet Range For All

Sweet lovers in the UK now have more choice to enjoy as a new range of high-end boxed sweets, made purely from natural ingredients and suitable for people with dietary or ethical requirements, has launched.

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Opinion: London’s historic connections to Islam

| 04/08/2011 | Reply
Opinion: London’s historic connections to Islam

Professor Jack Lohman, director of the Museum of London, gave a talk on London’s historical connections to the Arab world. A good bulk of the talk, however, went into the history of the Muslim presence in this city. Today, at the beginning of Ramadan, it is great to see the vibrancy that that history has led to.

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Opinion: Halal slaughter: Islamic Method vs Western Method

| 03/08/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Halal slaughter: Islamic Method vs Western Method

The following comments from Dr Jawad Hidmi will support his scientific point on the topic of Islamic slaughter and will be based only on the scientific explanation and evidence, away from religion, belief and doctrine. Also away from politics.

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Opinion: Halal food products: Lucrative business amid strong demand

| 31/07/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Halal food products: Lucrative business amid strong demand

The logistics of the Halal industry show a dynamic market in the Muslim world. Halal products’ rate of growth, undoubtedly, indicates areas creating opportunities for investment and food national security. Halal food products and their supporting service providers will have to work harder to ensure participants meet Halal requirements.

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